Grain Barge


Every Thursday night we showcase quality live music from established and up-and-coming acts.
Doors open at 8pm.

"...Grain Barge is hot on Thekla's heels for nailing some of those local musicians on the cusp of stardom."
Bristol 24-7



Thursday 3rd December, 8pm, Free entry.

A funk quartet based in Bristol who came together in 2013 through the mutual love of classic late 60s early 70s funk from acts such as The Meters, Grant Green, Lou Donaldson and many more.  Errol's Kitchen deliver a dynamic live show with a focus on tight arrangements and heavy grooves  that are  complimented by flamboyant and  swashbuckling solos .



Thursday 10th December, 8pm, £3 entry

Ace trio from Bristol who play a 'severely danceable mix of juddering post-punk and melodic no-wave pop... minimalist, repetitive thrills are a promise'.



Ex Sleeping States' Markland Starkie's excellent new trio provides us with stuttering hooks, infectious melody and a true ear and skill for experimentation.


Thursday 17th December, 8pm, £3 entry

“…they sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire” Q Magazine

“…they’ll be pillaging (in a good way) our playlists and camping out on our computers for the foreseeable future” Earmilk

Firewoodisland draw their influences from a number of sources, including artists such as Thomas Dybdahl and Bon Iver, alongside the traditional folk music of Wales and Norway. They describe their own organic sound as Celtic Viking Music.



Based in the heart of Stokes Croft, Bristol, Pip and the Polar Bears are a folk collective complete with uke, glockenspiel, violin, banjo, harmonium, ramshackle percussion and trumpet. Described as ‘kooky folk with a protest edge’, Pip and the Polar Bears' beautifully crafted songs marry zesty social commentary with soaring harmonies and buoyant melodies.  


Previously on our stage :
Alastair Roberts, Kate Tempest, Sam Amidon, RM Hubbert, Gravenhurst, Bob Lind, Tiny Ruins, David Thomas Broughton, This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain, Liz Green, Laura Moody, Haiku Salut, Duotone, Jilk, Howlin' Lord, No Go Stop, Winter Villains, SJ Esau, North Sea Navigator,